LDAP in Outlook 2007

  • Go to  Tools > Account Settings
  • Select the Address Books tab and click New...
  • Select Internet Directory Service (LDAP) and click Next
  • In the box after Server Name, type ldap.whitman.edu
    • DO NOT check "This server requires me to log on"
  • Click More Settings... A warning message may appear; if so, click OK
  • Under the Search tab, select Custom and type the following exactly: ou=People, dc=whitman, dc=edu and click OK
  • Click Next >Finish
  • You will return to the Account Settings window. Notice that ldap.whitman.edu now appears in the list of Address Books.
  • Click Close
Outlook is now configured to use Whitman's LDAP directory.  To see how LDAP works, first exit Outlook and re-open it so that the settings may take effect.  To make sure it works, you can do the following:
  • Click New in the top left corner to start writing a message. In the To: field, write a common first or last name, such as "Smith".
  • Click the Check Names button in the ribbon at the top of the page. A list will appear displaying all the people registered in the Whitman directory who meet your search criteria, in this case "Smith". Select a name and click OK. Now, the next time you start to type "Smith" into the TO: field of a message, a drop-down list of people you have selected in the past will appear and you can quickly select among them.
05 Check Names
  • Click Address Book under the Tools menu
  • In the window that opens, select ldap.whitman.edu from the Address Book list. Now type a name into the search field, click Go, and select the one you want.
  • You can also search the directory while composing a message by clicking the Address Book button at the top of the window. This allows you to directly insert a name into the To: field of your message by selecting a name and clicking the To-> button.

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